Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  • Year2010
  • Duration117 min

At some point you would have thought New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, who was an aggressive prosecutor of prostitution rings, might have written a note to self: Do Not Buy Hookers (no matter how high class). But no, alas, an FBI sting of a pricey escort service led to Spitzer’s fall and resignation after barely a year in the guv’s chair. Unfortunately for us small people, Spitzer was one of the good guys: he had built a career tackling excesses in the banking industry (before anyone else did), as well as going after environmental polluters and other baddies. Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney pieces together the rise and fall of Spitzer, and the long line of powerful enemies he left in his testosterone-fuelled wake. Accompanied by a breezy soundtrack, a range of entertaining interviews - including his chief nemeses, favourite call girl, and Spitzer himself - fill us in on one spectacular fall from grace.

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"Nefariousness and intrigue hang over every frame of this conspiracy-tinged analysis." By Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph

  • Director(s): Alex Gibney
  • Producer(s): Alex Gibney, Jedd Wider, Todd Wider, Maiken Baird
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: Video Digi Beta PAL
  • Premiere status: None
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Associate Producer(s):
Mason Speed Sexton
Sales Contact
Oli Harbottle
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